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See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Aflac Inc.

IHS Markit

Aflac Inc

NYSE:AFL

Score: Negative (9)

69 days at current score.

Downgraded from Positive on September 27th 2017

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Summary


  • This company ranked positively in 3 out of 4 IHS Markit Categories but negatively compared to the Financials sector
  • Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative
  • ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows
  • Bearish sentiment is low
  • Economic output in this company's sector is expanding


Bearish sentiment

Short interest | Positive

Short interest is extremely low for AFL with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting AFL.

Money flow

ETF/Index ownership | Positive

ETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding AFL are favorable, with net inflows of $10.92 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing.

Economic sentiment

PMI by IHS Markit | Positive

According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year.

Credit worthiness

Credit default swap | Negative

The current level displays a negative indicator. AFL credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.

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